Here’s a look at the life of former Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte.
Birth date: July 21, 1939
Birth place: London, England
Birth name: John Dimitri Negroponte
Father: Dimitri John Negroponte, shipping magnate
Mother: Catherine (Coumantaros) Negroponte
Marriage: Diana (Villiers) Negroponte (December 1976-present)
Children: Marina, Alejandra, John, George and Sophia
Education: Yale University, B.A., 1960
Speaks five languages: English, French, Greek, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Attended Harvard Law School for one week. Left because he was accepted into the Foreign Service.
All of his children were adopted from Honduras.
Has been accused of having knowledge of human rights abuses happening while he was ambassador to Honduras. Negroponte denies this.
1960-1997 – Member of the Career Foreign Service, serving at eight different posts in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
1968-1969 – Member of the US delegation to Paris peace talks on Vietnam.
1973-1975 – Serves as a political counselor in Quito, Ecuador.
1975-1977 – US Consul General in Thessaloniki, Greece.
1977-1979 – Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries Affairs.
1980-1981 – Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
1981-1985 – US Ambassador to Honduras.
1985-1987 – Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Environmental and Scientific Affairs.
1987-1989 – Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
1989-1993 – US Ambassador to Mexico.
1993-1996 – US Ambassador to the Philippines.
1997-2001 – Executive Vice President at McGraw-Hill Companies.
2001-2004 – US Ambassador to the United Nations.
February 17, 2005 – President Bush names Negroponte as the country’s first director of national intelligence. He is confirmed by the Senate April 21.
January 5, 2007 – President Bush nominates Negroponte as deputy secretary of state.
2007-2009 – Deputy Secretary of State.
2009 – Joins advisory firm McLarty Associates.